Slideshow: Laurel Canyon Tribute Travels Hippie Highway

By 
Belinda Huang
March 10, 2017
Students pay tribute to Joni Mitchell.
Henry Diltz narrating his slideshow.
Students perform tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
Melissa Ferrick pays tribute to Neil Young.
Students sing a medley of James Taylor's hits.
Student Jordan Holly sings "Let It Be."
Student arranger Amni Rashid conducts ensemble for John Lennon tribute.
Jackie Foster performs "You're No Good."
Students perform "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."
Students pay tribute to The Mamas & The Papas.
Students Brian Mowat and Natalie Sullivan pay tribute to Joni Mitchell, performing her iconic hits "Both Sides, Now" and "Big Yellow Taxi" at a recent Berklee Signature Series concert, The Great American Songbook: A Tribute to Laurel Canyon.
Renowned rock ‘n‘ roll photographer Henry Diltz narrates the concert with a slideshow, sharing stories from his personal experiences with the artists of Laurel Canyon.
Students Hannah Guzman and Jonathan O'Neal command the stage with a high-energy medley of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and "Foxy Lady."
Melissa Ferrick, associate professor of songwriting, pays tribute to Neil Young with an acoustic rendition of "Heart of Gold."
Students Lea Jaffe and Brennan Wedl harmonize on a medley of James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" and "Fire and Rain."
Student Jordan Holly performs a heartfelt rendition of the Beatles’ "Let It Be."
Student composer Amni Rashid conducts her arrangement of "Let It Be."
Student Jackie Foster lights up the stage with a powerful performance of Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good."
Students Michael Martinez, Erica Ishiyama, and Brian Mowat pay tribute to Crosby, Stills, and Nash, singing a rendition of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."
A student vocal group pays tribute to The Mamas and the Papas with a dialogue honoring the members of the group as well as a medley of four of their iconic hits.
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson

On February 26, students and faculty honored the iconic artists of the 1960s and ‘70s in a concert titled “The Great American Songbook: A Tribute to Laurel Canyon” as part of Berklee’s Signature Series. The show featured a slideshow compiled by legendary rock ‘n‘ roll photographer Henry Diltz, who narrated the concert with personal anecdotes surrounding the artists he photographed, including Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors, among others.